Fox News uses picture of Tina Fey in Sarah Palin story

How good is comedian Tina Fey’s impersonation of Republican Sarah Palin?

This just in, Tina Fey is not running for president.

This just in, Tina Fey is not running for president.

Good enough to fool the former Alaska governor’s network of choice, according to media watchdog Mediaite.com.

Sunday, Fox aired a clip about Palin’s potential entry into the 2012 presidential race but used a picture of Fey from a Saturday Night Live skit.

Fox News released the following statement:  “This past Sunday during ‘America’s News Headquarters,’ a graphics error was made during a segment on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The producer has since been disciplined and an explanation and apology will be made in the same hour next Sunday. Fox News regrets the error.”

TheWeek.com lists the goof as its best video of the week.

Heads may roll if something similar happens again, Mediaite reports.

A Fox News memo states: “Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors. Mistakes by any member of the show team that end up on air may result in immediate disciplinary action against those who played significant roles in the “mistake chain,” and those who supervise them. That may include warning letters to personnel files, suspensions, and other possible actions up to and including termination, and this will all obviously play a role in performance reviews.”

Humans make mistakes, fortunately mine aren’t televised.

146 comments Add your comment

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:51 pm

“Doesn’t read anything or at least that’s what she told Katie Couric, thinks she can see Russia from her house”

LOL @ another leftist hater who can’t tell the difference between PALIN and a comic who PLAYS Palin — TOO funny!!!!!

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:52 pm

Obama accomplishments: Harvard Grad, created more jobs in three years then Bush did in eight, lawyer, created Healthcare for the poor, caught Osma Bin Laden and FYI something neither Bush nor Clinton(who I voted for) has done and is about to bring the troops home.

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:54 pm

“basically got Gabby Griffords shot because she targeted her district. Gentleman shall I go on?”

YES, please do. You’ll eventually repeat all the leftist lies and you represent the leftist haters very well!

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:56 pm

Bulldawg if you want to discuss politics, then talk politics if you want to teach grammar and spelling then go teach a class. and FYI I noticed that you didn’t dispute a single word I said because like most conservatives, you try to deflect from the truth by bringing up things that have no relevance to the conversation. Nice try tho.

Deep breath

June 8th, 2011
3:58 pm

bamabelle- Sweetheart, calm down and read a newspaper. You are “drinking the Kool-aid” from the left just as much as anyone from the right. And the point about forming grammtically correct sentences will go a long way in strenghening your arguments.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
3:59 pm

Belle-

We were talking apples to apples regarding accomplishments – in other words you cannot include the presidency in your comparison. Let’s try our best to focus.

Attaining a law degree does not make one almighty. Again, all the man accomplished (besides the IVY credentials, which even Bush had) was community organizer and senator voting present.

And for the record, the US Military shot OBL not BO.

SteveO

June 8th, 2011
4:00 pm

Cable news is something to keep old people occupied at nursing homes.

Fox News in particular is for guys whose wives won’t let them look at women on the internet so they have to settle for the buxom news ladies on TV.

Neal Kelley

June 8th, 2011
4:00 pm

Un-Fair and un-balanced.. what a joke.. fuax news sucks!

Poke 'Em With a Stick

June 8th, 2011
4:01 pm

Obama is the President of these here United States. Palin is a half term Governor of a spin off state in Canada. I bet she brought the best snacks for the kids at hockey practice. I’d hit it. Those are her qualifications.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:01 pm

Deep breath which by the way is a word name, I’ll differ to my last comments for you shot at me. Truth hurts doesn’t it.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:04 pm

“Deep breath which by the way is a word name, I’ll differ to my last comments for you shot at me. Truth hurts doesn’t it.”

Huh?

Ebonics to English dictionary please?

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:04 pm

Bulldawg the point is my darling was that OBAMA not BUSH was president when Bin Laden was caught so obviously you have to be some what smart to put the right people in place to kill the man don’t you agree? and the last time I checked Harvard wasn’t giving out law degrees if that was a fact both Bush and Palin would have gotten them. lol

Pedro

June 8th, 2011
4:05 pm

@Simple Jack – you da man. @bamabelle2000 – if you really think that POTUS ran the op that whacked Osama, you are indeed delusional. He doesn’t even run the White House.

JoeV

June 8th, 2011
4:05 pm

Let’s get this straight. Fox News is not a news source; its is a source of infotainment. It cannot be taken seriously.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:05 pm

Bulldawg is that the best you got to make fun of my slip ups? Really?!? LOL You not bringing your A game.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:06 pm

You think BO put those people in place? Those people being our military, CIA, etc? Umm, pretty sure they’ve been there awhile – to the tune of roughly a decade. He does NOT get credit – just as Bush would not have. Our military and intelligence community gets all the credit DARLING.

RxDawg

June 8th, 2011
4:07 pm

I’m begining to think bammabelle is just trollin.

It’s sad that most of our news organizations lean towards one political party or another. I watch Fox in the am (they have noticably less commercials than CNN) and yes, sometimes it’s quite apparent that they favor republican candidates. But it’s not that bad and it’s pretty easy to spot. I can disregard it and make my own opinions. Even disagree with what they have to say sometimes. But the little bit I’ve seen of MSNBC just has no credibility whatsoever. Honestly, I’d like to get as much unbiased news as I can. I find Fox and CNN are the closest. CNN just has too many commercials for me.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:07 pm

Belle-

No, I could call you a lot worse, but my mother what be embarrassed.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:08 pm

I concur with your analysis RX.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:09 pm

Oh and who put those people in command? You? Me? Sarah Palin? Um no that would be the commander and chief which would be Let’s say it together:BARAK OBAMA. It eats you UP that Obama is President. LOL I love messing with people like you who’s face is probably as red as that Georgia Bulldog T you are wearing because you can’t stand Obama.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:10 pm

Bulldawg I’ve been called worse by smarter people then you. But feel free to lower yourself.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:11 pm

They were already in place Bama.

Sorry, I don’t loathe BO – i actually see many good qualities. I was just stickin up for Palin because i just don’t see why so many hate her. And no i would not vote for her.

aol.com

June 8th, 2011
4:12 pm

The ugly left haste her because they are not half as good looking. I guess you love you lying wiener trying to cover being gay.

mbsfca

June 8th, 2011
4:13 pm

One thing Palin accomplished before President Barack Obama, was to abandon her state (Alaska) as a sitting Governor. Why did she do that?? Hmm, let’s see…first, she was facing fifteen or more ethics charges. One of which had her husband ( or soon to be ex-hubby) on the State’s payroll while not holding a position of employment with the State. I’ believe that called “theft by deception” or just plain ol’ “fraud.” Secondly, she needed time to find enough Ghost writers to assist her in composing her brilliant assessment of the “Right” and wrongs of our great country in here book “Going Rogue” LOL (she really should have added LOL to the end of that title!), and lastly, she needed more media exposure that being tucked so far away having to fulfill her sworn responsibilities to the citizens of Alaska. While running for Mayor of Waleska, Alaska, Palin promised not to raise taxes for its citizens. Guess what: SHE DID, ANYWAY! Atta girl, Grizzly Beach!! Here’s another LOL for Palin in 2012, and beyond.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:13 pm

Your grammar lowers you just fine Bama and ironically i just don’t get you calling me stupid – i’ve articulated my points better than you (or at least used proper speech).

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:14 pm

Because she is an idiot and because you probably like her because she is pretty. Pretty doesn’t equal smart.

rsterman

June 8th, 2011
4:16 pm

Tina Fey should sue Fake News for using her picture. Caribou Barbie, the quitter and former half-term Governor, current phony reality show star is way too busy fleecing the flock and raising money for the ‘Baggers to actually be the President. She’ll just wink and blink and shake her empty head so the cash will keep rolling in! No need to get involved with those messy facts and figures when your target audience has an attention span of about 10 seconds.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:16 pm

no, i like her because she represent middle America, the average joe, better than any politician in my lifetime. she doesn’t sugarcoat and speaks her mind, albeit slipping up on occasion.

that doesnt mean she would be a good president but honestly our choices in the last election were poor at best.

Poke 'Em With a Stick

June 8th, 2011
4:16 pm

When Palin was the mayor of Wasilla, she ran the city’s long term debt up from $1million dollars to over $25million. Hell, that’s presidential material right there.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:17 pm

Bulldawg like I said if you want to teach grammar and spelling go to another message board to do that but bringing that up quite frankly is weak on your part because you have no argument for Sarah Palin. None, and like I said you want to be adult and talk politics cool, but trying to insult me like I am uneducated 4th grader makes you look bad not me sir.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:18 pm

i’ve made plenty of arguments for palin. you just don’t like them. i’ve even admitted she isnt perfect and wouldnt vote for her.

But, you still think BO is the anointed one and that is the problem.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
4:19 pm

been nice chattin.

gots to go.

have a nice day all.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:19 pm

Bulldawg she represents YOUR America or what you think America should be. She doesn’t represent anyone but herself.

saywhat?

June 8th, 2011
4:20 pm

Most times when there has been a Republican caught in a scandal, Fox News has “accidently” put a “D” next to their name. They have been caught reporting satire from The Onion as actual news, they have broadcast pictures of large crowds on the Washington DC Mall, purporting them to be of teaparty gatherings, when they were actually much larger gatherings of other groups. NONE of these times were there reports of disciplinary action, as compared to this time, which leads one to believe some of the other “mistakes” were outright lies and intentional fraud.

But keep on defending Fox News as a real news source. It does wonders for anyone’s intellectual credibility, and at least alerts thinking people about whose opinions they can safelty ignore as uninformed and irrelevant.

Poke 'Em With a Stick

June 8th, 2011
4:22 pm

She was a beauty queen, albeit only in Alaska. And she plays the flute. I wonder if she knows the Battle Hymn of The Republic on that thing…Or just Celine Dione songs?

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:22 pm

And most of the people who think Barak Obama is God are conservatives. He’s never called himself that nor have most liberals.

Roy

June 8th, 2011
4:23 pm

Observer, How can you compare Sarah Palin to President Obama? Just what has she accomplished? President Obama has been trying to save this countries economy for the last two years from what Republicans did to it in the eight years they controlled the government. He hasn’t quit like the former Governor did before her term was over. All she is, is a public speaker that charges a lot for people to listen to her stupid ideas.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:23 pm

LOL@ Poke I love these conservatives trying to make case for this woman and they can’t.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
4:27 pm

@Roy AMEN to what you said but they don’t want to hear that.

Joel Dockery

June 8th, 2011
4:31 pm

Ah, the “zero tolerance” phrase. Which means….when something bad happens, we will blow everything out of proportion.

BL

June 8th, 2011
4:31 pm

Fox has as many gaffe’s as Joe Biden so what’s the fuss about? That guy is the gaffe master.

shellbean

June 8th, 2011
4:34 pm

old news george … moving on!

The Truth

June 8th, 2011
4:39 pm

One thing about the left is I don’t think they would have had the stones nor the fortitude to found a country such as this that lets them stand up for their ideals or spew their hatred to all who disagree with them…(so I think that fact should be recognized) Leftists would still be biting their pillows back in England…

ncgreybr

June 8th, 2011
4:43 pm

At least when Obama wacked Bin Laden he didn’t go out on a carrier and fly in and get out of a plane dressed in a flight jacket like he was just back from a flight over Iraq dropping bombs (doing hi 5′ves with himself) and having a Mission Accomplished banner brought out like he did acomplished something like drop the damn bombs himself. No! Obama quietly gave the men WHO DID DO THE JOB CREDIT FOR DOING IT WITHOUT FANFARE!

Exactly

June 8th, 2011
4:49 pm

@ The Truth

“Fox news is an alternative to the far left media machine, most people who are incensed by it are ideologues or academic types…”

You said it and are correct. Anyone with half a brain would be incensed by Faux News.

Troglodyke

June 8th, 2011
4:51 pm

I find these comments hilarious! If Fox News was so offensive to people they could just tune in to something else. No need for animosity. That the left controls virtually every media source other than Fox and the rest of us would like something to watch, I find it so ironic that they are so threatened by what Fox chooses to run.

I do tune into other sources, thanks.

Observer – seriously? You stated: “the left controls virtually every media source other than Fox…” First, I disagree. However, even if you were correct, they might lean 51/49 toward the left. However, Fox (while calling themselves “news”) leans 99/1 toward the right. So far in fact that they’re not really a newschannel.

I think the MSM leans more left than 51/49, but not as left as Fox supporters would have you believe.

And the above comment is spot-on. If you think the media is leftist, wouldn’t you want an alternative that was not 99% right-wing? How is that “fair and balanced”? It’s just right-wing. It’s no better than left-leaning. We need media that is truly impartial. But those days are over.

When Fox hired Palin, they lost any semblance of “fair and balanced.” Yeah, I know–they never were.

And on a more serious note, neither Palin, nor Obama are qualified to run for President, Obama just got lucky and was a relative unknown (still is, actually)…….but that will CHANGE in 2012.

I’m curious. What current Republican contender can unseat Obama? Seriously. The field is weak. What was that Onion headline I read earlier? “Homemade anti-Obama sign currently the frontrunner for the GOP party nomination.” It’s funny as heck, but, sadly, it’s true.

I just read an article in Newsweek (oh, sorry, that’s a LEFTIST rag, isn’t it?) about how Republicans should be focusing on 2016, when they’d have a much better chance. ‘Cuz their 2012 field is just lightweights.

The truth is that anyone who wants to see Obama re-elected should hope that Palin is the republican candidate. Obama will be a shoo-in.

Know what I want? I want the economy to improve and get closer to Clinton-era levels. I want a President who is smart and surrounds him- or herself with smart people with experience and less party-line ideology, and who is willing to admit when he or she is wrong. I want clear separation of church and state, and a POTUS who supports this Constitutional right, not one who is a puppet of the Religious Reich and gets his or her history from the bible or David Barton. I want a POTUS who will nominate independent thinkers to the SCOTUS. I want an end to the war in the Middle East, and more focus on fixing the problems in the U.S. I want the government out of my bedroom. I want fiscal responsibility, too.

Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

Exactly

June 8th, 2011
4:55 pm

@ The Truth

Also, name one person – other than one of your precious republicans – who EVER yelled out at a president in the middle of his speech such a distasteful, angry and down right disrespectful comment. I’m referring to the infamous “You lie!” statement that was spewed forth by one of your brethren. Unlike your kind, there’s one thing the left is not, and that’s a hypocrit.

jillyneutron

June 8th, 2011
5:01 pm

@Realist

Obama’s resume prior to his presidency:
Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School (President of Harvard Law Review)
Civil Rights Attorney, Professor of Constitutional Law @ Chicago University Law School (12 yrs), three terms as an Ilinois State Senator, and a little community organizing on the side.

I’d say this beats Palin’s reality show(s).

Regain the House and Senate in 2012

June 8th, 2011
5:02 pm

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:52 pm
Obama accomplishments: Harvard Grad, created more jobs in three years then Bush did in eight, lawyer, created Healthcare for the poor, caught Osma Bin Laden and FYI something neither Bush nor Clinton(who I voted for) has done and is about to bring the troops home.

If Obama has did so much for creating jobs, Why is the economy so bad ! And now Obama is running to the Clintons for help on how to solve the economy ?!?! If I were the Clintons, I wouldn’t tell him a GD thang !!!! The way that him and the democrats treated Hillary doing the primarys ! The Clintons should tell Obama to kiss their white asses !!

The Truth

June 8th, 2011
5:07 pm

@ The Truth

“Fox news is an alternative to the far left media machine, most people who are incensed by it are ideologues or academic types…”

You said it and are correct. Anyone with half a brain would be incensed by Faux News.
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@Exactly, please look up ideologue in the dictionary, it refers to zealotry, Take off your blinders, I voted for Bill Clinton twice, the left’s arguments are losing weight with undecided voters because of your name calling refusal to listen to anyone’s opinions but your own, I must admit the right appears more open to change and compromis at the present moment…